Title: Entrepreneurship and the role of women in international management: achievements and obstacles

Authors: Abbas Alavi Shad, Hamideh Vaezi, Lila Alavi Shad

Addresses: Research Groups of School of Economic Sciences, St. Hafez Ave Rudsar, behind Ministry of Petroleum, 1593656311, Tehran, Iran. ' Research Groups of School of Economic Sciences, St. Hafez Ave Rudsar, behind Ministry of Petroleum, 1593656311, Tehran, Iran. ' Research Groups of School of Economic Sciences, St. Hafez Ave Rudsar, behind Ministry of Petroleum, 1593656311, Tehran, Iran

Abstract: The purpose of this paper is to compare the management styles and career strategies utilised by women internationally and analyse the lessons to be learned from their relative failure or achievements. Furthermore this paper explores the experiences of today|s women managers and compares them with those of their foremothers, especially in Asia and Middle East. The research is a library research and field study. The overview reveals the women|s management has been able to make admirable contributions to the organisation of different countries. Researchers are particularly interested in studying the contributions made by women in decision making and running managerial positions in developing countries. In broad terms, effects of gender empowerment in areas such as political, economic, managerial fields constitute the most important issues to study. Women possess considerable potential to contribute to the development of Asia and Middle Eastern countries.

Keywords: women managers; management styles; international business; entrepreneurship; international management; career strategies; foremothers; Asia; Middle East; decision making; managerial roles; entrepreneurs; developing countries; gender empowerment; politics; economics; female potential; Brunei; India; Indonesia; Malaysia; Philippines; Singapore; Thailand; globalisation.

DOI: 10.1504/IJBG.2011.038488

International Journal of Business and Globalisation, 2011 Vol.6 No.2, pp.169 - 181

Published online: 09 Feb 2011 *

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